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Fighter Jets over London

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Fourstar, 6 Oct 2021.

  1. Fourstar

    Wise Guy

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    Location: London

    Had my windows rattled this morning as 4 Fighter Jets flying low and in formation passed overhead.

    (Not my pictures)


    Turns out they are American F-15s on a practice flyby over the Tottenham stadium for the upcoming NFL games.

    If anyone is around over the coming weekends you should get a good view:

    Here is the route they took this morning:

    Interactive map here:
  2. Chris Wilson


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    I was hoping it was something to do with Mrs. Patel finally getting tough on climate protesters myself ;)
  3. Sirrel Squirrel


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    Location: Essex

    Saw them too, very cool to see 4 of them together and the noise :D
  4. nine_tails

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    Was asleep and the noise woke me up.. how to sue?
  5. Fluffybob


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    MW3 finally coming to reality ! !
  6. Ayahuasca


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    Move to America
  7. Mercenary Keyboard Warrior


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    Location: Wilds of suffolk

    Came from near me, I get them all the time

    They make a tremendous noise when flying slowly, it feels far louder when they are slow as opposed to fast for some reason (could be simply height as if the are low near me they are coming in to land at Mildenhall which isnt normal, believe its just a backup test every so often)
  8. Scam


    Joined: 20 Oct 2002

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    Location: London

    I guess they won't be coming over west London much no? We usually get a great view of any flypasts over Buckingham Palace, as we seem to be on a direct line for them (wherever they come from/are going). Can often watch it on TV then a few seconds/minutes later they come overheard still in formation;



    The red arrows always peel off much faster though :(
  9. byeo


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    If the kick-off is at 14:30 then the flyby will be no later than 14:25 right as the national anthem finishes. Also, the flyby will most likely be North to South then a left turn and back up towards RAF Lakenheath.
  10. nitram100


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    Location: London

  11. Efour


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    Location: Norrbotten, Sweden.

    I was on the roof of Nate's and I saw a few fast movers.

    It's always cool to see them.
  12. Fourstar

    Wise Guy

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    The shape of the Typhoons makes them look great in a diamond formation.
  13. DXP55


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    Location: Shropshire

    Love the sound of a big Jet -If we hear one we race outside but usually all we see is them going into the clouds -They never come over on a cloudless day.
    We mostly get training jets as we are close to Shawbury
  14. Pawnless Endgame


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    Likewise. Those cretins have already left one woman paralysed because they prevented her from getting to hospital in a timely manner. For every incident the results in life-changing injury or death, they need to be held liable and sentenced with the equivalent jail term that you would get for either GBH or manslaughter.
  15. BDEE


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    Is this big news in London or something?

    I see sights like this every other day with jets training.
  16. 200sols


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    Location: Hampshire

    Funnily enough fighter jets don't tend to train over low down over London.
  17. Hagar


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    They're still fighting with knives in London. :p
  18. watercooledman

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    call the police the noise is not acceptable.
  19. Fourstar

    Wise Guy

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    In London seeing any non commercial aircraft is very rare. Over the years I've had F35s, Chinooks, Black Hawks, V-22 Ospreys, Lancasters and Spitfires fly over my house and were nothing like this experience. Even standing on the Mall for the RAF centenary flyby of 100 aircraft was a whole load quieter.

    Maybe they were being deliberately noisy for the spectacle because it sounded more like the sounds I associate with news footage in a war zone.
  20. Roar87


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    F-15's are pretty big and have very powerful engines